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Trostani's Summoner
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 Trostani's Summoner
- Dragon's Maze

Reviewed May 3, 2013

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.5

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Trostani's Summoner

I wonder how this card was designed. Did they go "We need one uncommon that embodies everything that Selesnya is and does. Get on that"? Because that's how it came out. I suppose ten power and four creatures for seven mana is efficient, at least in the technical sense. I think a lot of the tournament-type decks are going to go for other effects instead, and I honestly can't believe I just wrote that sentence. Still, there's a difference between a good card and a card that gets played in tournaments. Trostani's Summoner is a good card.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Trostani's Summoner which is a seven mana Green and White 1/1 that adds a 2/2 white with Vigilance, 3/3 Green, and
4/4 Green with Trample when it comes into play.  Four creatures and ten power for seven mana is a decent bargain, as is two of those having effects, and in addition to resisting non-global removal it works in combination with creature counting or comes into play effects.  The cost is a little high, but manageable in acceleration, and a Selesnya style token deck working up to this will at least be popular in Casual with a chance of seeing competitive play with blink combos.
In Limited four creatures for seven mana that is splashable is a major swing in card advantage and field position.  The single Green and White in the casting cost allows splashing and both the Trample and Vigilance aspects add value to most situations.  This is the kind of card to get when the rare isn't compelling in Booster and a very easy inclusion for any Sealed that can manage both colors.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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